EVMS is highly competitive, and each year, the medical school receives more than 6,000 applications from which approximately 151 students are selected. The admissions process begins on June 1 and ends in August of the following year. Initial applications are received through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
The MD admissions process begins after a completed application is received from the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Electronic applications and the instructions for completing the AMCAS application can be accessed through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website.
This application contains information about the applicant, including a personal comments section and a record of the applicant’s academic performance. In addition to academic information, the application should include other life experiences such as previous healthcare work, volunteerism, and employment history.
Once the prospective student's AMCAS application has been received by EVMS, MD Admissions may request that a secondary application be completed. This will be sent to the applicant via the email address supplied to AMCAS when the primary application was submitted.
Veterans are eligible for reimbursement of these fees through the Veterans I-SERVED Program.
Letters of recommendation
If your undergraduate or graduate school has a premedical advisory committee, we urge you to have your letter(s) sent by that committee. Otherwise, to fulfill our secondary requirement you must submit three individual letters: two of which must be from a natural and/or physical sciences faculty, this includes neuroscience and research faculty. The other letter can be from non-science faculty (courses in mathematics will be considered a non-science letter).
Applicants currently or previously enrolled in a graduate program must submit another letter of recommendation from their thesis or graduate advisor if a graduate committee letter is not submitted.
You may submit additional letters, but only the mandatory letters will fulfill the secondary requirement.
If you have just begun or are planning to begin a one-year master's degree program in the fall, you are required to submit a letter from your program advisor verifying your enrollment and the program completion date.
Acceptance protocol for Eastern Virginia Medical School
Applications for regular admission may be submitted to EVMS through AMCAS between June 1 and Nov. 1, although applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all application materials as early as possible.